Last week, a playground in Centennial Park in Moncton got a makeover, courtesy of Tangerine, the City of Moncton, Bienenstock Playgrounds and some local community volunteers. 150 Tangerine team members, Bienenstock and local community volunteers came together for a one-day park revitalization project. An older small park that was fun even though it was well past it’s prime was revitalized into an excellent natural playground for local children. The build finished late in the afternoon after a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the final park, that included some brief remarks from Mayor George LeBlanc, Chief Operating Officer of Tangerine, Ian Cunningham, and CEO & Principal Designer of Bienenstock Playgrounds, Adam Bienenstock.
About Bienenstock Natural Playground
Since 1984, Bienenstock has been building better parks and playgrounds that celebrate nature. They look at logs, landforms, boulders and trees as a perfect palette for play. Bienenstock’s unique approach to community engagement, child development, and youth empowerment has earned them a large International following. Their natural playgrounds consistently rank most popular in the communities where they work.
Tangerine (formerly ING Direct) is a direct bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians. Tangerine offers banking that is flexible and accessible, products and services that are innovative, fair fees, and award-winning client service. With over 1,000 employees in Canada, their presence extends beyond their website and Mobile Banking app to their 24/7 Contact Centres, Café locations and their Pop-Up locations
As you can see by the pictures my kids had a ball helping out and then playing on some of the equipment when it was over. The girls always love the chance to lend a hand when something needs doing and even at 12 this is not the first time my oldest girl has been involved in volunteering. It was overall a great day. The kids had fun, the volunteers I talked to were having a blast, the kids in the neighborhood will have fun on the new equipment. This was one of those great experiences where everyone wins.